Poetry | Chris Tysh, Editor

Jena Osman

Poet and editor Jena Osman is based in Philadelphia where she teaches in the MFA Creative Writing program at Temple University. With Juliana Spahr, she founded the seminal journal Chain from 1994 to 2005. Her most recent book of poems is Motion Studies (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2019). She is the recipient of grants from the Pew Fellowship in the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Charles Bernstein

Poet, essayist, editor, translator, and scholar, Charles Bernstein is the author, most recently, of Topsy-Turvy (2021), Pitch of Poetry (2016), and Near/Miss (2018), all from the University of Chicago Press. A founding member of Language poetry, Bernstein was Professor of Poetry and Poetics at SUNY-Buffalo from 1990 to 2003, where he co-founded the Poetics Program and Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania from 2003 to 2019. 

Robert Laidler

Robert Laidler, Assistant Professor of Teaching in the Wayne State Department of English, is the author of a poetic libretto, The Fallen Petals of Nameless Flowers, which premiered at Chamber Music Detroit in 2022. He earned his MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan, where he is currently a Zell Fellow.

Brenda Coultas

Poet Brenda Coultas moved in the mid-’90s to New York City to work on the staff of the Poetry Project. Her poetry can be found in Bomb, How2, Brooklyn Rail, and the anthology Readings in Contemporary Poetry published by the  DIA Art Foundation Press.  Her books include A Handmade Museum (Coffee House Press, 2003), The Marvelous Bones of Time: Excavations and Explanations (Coffee House Press, 2007) and more recently, The Writing of an Hour, an ars poetica (Wesleyan University Press, 2022).

Norma Cole

Norma Cole is a San Francisco poet, visual artist, and translator, whose most recent book of poetry is Fate News (Omnidawn, 2018). Other titles include Win These Posters and Other Unrelated Prizes Inside (Omnidawn, 2010 ), To Be at Music: Essays & Talks, Actualities, a collaboration with Marina Adams (Omnidawn, 2010), and Where Shadows Will: Selected Poems 1988—2008 (City Lights 2009).  Her visual work has been shown at the Miami University Art Museum, [2nd floor projects] in San Francisco, and the Berkeley Art Museum. She has translated works by French poets Danielle Collobert, Emmanuel Hocquard, Anne Portugal, and Jean Daive.

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